As well as presenting his latest collection at London Fashion Week, Giles Deacon has been busy turning his hand to jewellery design with a collection for QVC.
Ahead of the launch of the new accessories line we caught up with him to hear about his secret London haunts, his green fingers and to get his advice on what to wear this season...
IS: We loved your autumn winter collection, what was your inspiration?
GD: Black Adder series 1 - I like my designs to have character.
IS: Who would you like to see wearing your new line?
GD: We’ve been quite fortunate in the people that we’ve dressed in the past. Kate Bosworth is beautiful so we’d be delighted to work with her.
IS: Which collections have caught your eye so far this show season?
GD: Louise Gray and Louis Vuitton
IS: What trends are you excited about for Spring Summer?
GD: Monochrome because it make a nod to 60s mods and also the bright and diverse appeal of the fluro colours coming through.
IS: If we only buy five things for Spring Summer what should they be?
GD: Libertine jewellery by Giles Deacon, the Black Adder series 1 box set, a National Trust membership, Henry Holland Tights, pointy shoes (flat)
IS: What's your most memorable ever fashion buy and why?
GD: A Stephen Sprouse motorcycle jacket from a 1987 collection because it was an important piece from one of my favourite collections
IS: Do you have any favourite London hangouts you can share with us?
GD: Shrimpys for food, any old fashioned pub for drinks and a garden centre in Chelsea!
IS: If you weren't a designer what would you like to be doing?
GD: I’d be a landscape gardener or illustrator
IS: What's your favourite piece from your new QVC jewellery collection?
GD: There are different types of appeal to every piece. I do quite like the full team of “village eeeks” – this time manifesting themselves as characters of a well-known '70s disco band
IS: What do you think makes a great piece of jewellery?
GD: Something that is beautiful, playful and something that you’d want to keep forever. Every piece of jewellery serves a different purpose. Some people want delicate feminine pieces that are subtle and more personal. Libertine is for those looking to make a statement of personality through fashion.
The Libertine by Giles Deacon jewellery collection is available to buy via qvcuk.com from 10 March. Tune in to see Giles Deacon's one hour live launch show on QVC on 10 March at 3pm.